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hey all,

i've been busy stabilizing my OC and so far it's going perfect...
but all i want to try now, is tweak my ram settings...
they are still at stock, but i want to maximize that as well
so...how can i do that?
are there any guides or something? what do all the settings mean and what do they do
i mean, i'm a complete noob when it comes to ram...never oc'ed it at all
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Need details about your oc settings(multipliers and ref clock of cpu/cpu-nb/nb etc.) and current memory timings
    
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ok here goes:
multi = 14x
bus speed = 287Mhz
HT = 2584Mhz
NB = 2870Mhz
DDR3 = 765Mhz (1530Mhz total)
timings = 8-8-8-28-2T
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Ok. First make sure that your ram is running on full 1600mhz by selecting that in the bios. I believe that ASUS lets us select the value directly from within the OC page in bios (you probably wont have to play with fsb:dram ratio).
Then try using the following timing 7-7-7-24-1T..... if it works, gr8, if it doesnt try the following 7-8-7-24-1T. If this doesnt work then keep on trying the following in the order they are mentioned..........
7-8-7-28-1T
7-8-7-28-2T
If any of these give you a stable result, stick with that. If not, then only change the ram speed to 1600MHz and stop there. If the RAM settings work, there will be a significant latency and bandwidth change in benchmarks, of course you wont "FEEL" the difference.
    
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post #5 of 6
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i tried a few things last night, and so far it's stable...
at the moment it's running at 7-8-8-20-2T
i've also got 7-8-7-20-2T stable, but 7-8-8 has higher benchies
when i try iy at 1T it won't boot...not even with 1.75v and stock timings
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post #6 of 6
Don't jump to 7-7-7 right away, many kits of RAM cannot run with a tRCD (middle value) of below 8 due to the ICs in them (i.e. PSC) and you'll be launching straight into instability. I recommend lowering to 7-8-7 first, before you attempt 7-7-7. Try not to exceed 1.75V. Once you've got that done, see if you can make it to 6-8-6 or so
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